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Return To Serenity Bass Tab

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D# G# C# F# A# D#
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

RETURN TO SERENITY (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1992 Album THE RITUAL)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com
	

Words by Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson and Del James Music by Eric Peterson
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Bass'

 Intro
  Moderately Q=112Faster Q=120
                         C       B    BbF#F   Eb
 4/4           3/4      12/8
  Gtr I
  Wx12          W        H.      Q.   E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------|--------|--------------------|--------------------------||
|-------------|--------|--------------------|--------------------------||
|-------------|--------|-4-------3----2-----|--------------------------||
|-------------|--------|----------------3-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||


   Guitar Solo I
    Eb                      B                       C
    Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E
||------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
||o------7---7------7---7-|-3--3-3-3---3--3-3-3---|-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4-----|
||--0--0---0---0--0---0---|----------0----------0-|----------0----------0---|


  B                             Eb
                                >
  Q  E E E E E E E E E E        W.              Wx3
|-------------------------||-||---------------|--------|
|------------------------o||-||---------------|--------|
|-3--3-3-3---3-----2-----o||-||---------------|--------|
|----------0-----3---3-0--||-||-0-------------|--------|


 1st Verse
  Eb         F#        C#             G#        Eb         F#
  H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|-----------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|


  C#        G#        Eb         F#        C#             G#
  Q.   Q  E H.        H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E Q.   E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-5----5--5-0-------|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0----0-0-0-|
|-------------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|---------------------------|


                                                      2nd and 3rd Verses
                         6/8        12/8
  H    +E  E H    +E  E   H    E E   W.                H    +E  E H.
|-----------------------|----------|---------------||-------------------|
|-----------------------|----------|---------------||o------------------|
|-----------------------|-5----5-5-|-0-------------||o------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|----------|---------------||--0----(0)-0-3-----|


  Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E   Q.   Q  E H.
|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|-----------------------|-5----5--5-0-----|
|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|-----------------|


  H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|-----------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|


                                  Chorus
            1.
 6/8        12/8
  H    E E   H.      +H      Q     Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|----------|--------------------||---------------------------|
|----------|--------------------||---------------------------|
|-5----5-5-|--------------------||------5h7-(7)---------2----|
|----------|-5-------(5)s===12--||-0--0----------0--0-3---3--|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E    H.       E Q.     Q
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----------------------------14-13----|-14-------14--------------o||
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16-|------------------(12)\---o||
|-0--0---------------------------------|---------------------------||


                            Chorus II
  2.
  E E E E E E E E E E E E    Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|-------------------------||--------------------------|
|-------------------------||--------------------------|
|-------------------------||------5h7-(7)---------2---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------14-13----|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16-|
|-0--0---------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-12h14----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------12h14-------------2-----|------5h7-(7)---------2-----|
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|-0--0----------0--0-3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E   Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|-0--0---------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E
|-----------------------------------||
|-12h14-----------------------------||
|----------12h14-------------2------||
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0--||


                                  Guitar Solo II
  >
  W.              W.               W.
|---------------|---------------||-------|
|---------------|---------------||-------|
|---------------|---------------||-------|
|-0-------------|---------------||-------|


  W.              H    +E  E H.
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|


  Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3----|


  Q  +E  +E  E E Q.   E E E
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0----0-0-0-|
|---------------------------|


  H    +E  E H    +E  E   Q  +E  +E  E E Q.   E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0----0-0-0-|
|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|---------------------------|


                         6/8              12/8
  H    +E  E H    +E  E   Q  +E  +E  E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|----------------|-------------------------|


    Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E
||------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
||o------7---7------7---7-|-3--3-3-3---3--3-3-3---|-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4-----|
||--0--0---0---0--0---0---|----------0----------0-|----------0----------0---|


                                >
  Q  E E E E E E E E E E  4x    W.              Wx3
|-------------------------||-||---------------|--------|
|------------------------o||-||---------------|--------|
|-3--3-3-3---3-----2-----o||-||---------------|--------|
|----------0-----3---3-0--||-||-0-------------|--------|


 4th Verse
  H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|-----------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|


  Q.   Q  E H.        H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E Q.   E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-5----5--5-0-------|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0----0-0-0-|
|-------------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|---------------------------|


                      6/8              12/8
  H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|----------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------|----------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|----------------|-------------------------||


 Chorus III
  Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---------2---|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------14-13----|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16-|
|-0--0---------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E
|----------------------------------|
|-12h14----------------------------|
|----------12h14-------------2-----|
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|


  Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---------2---|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2---|
|-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|-0--0---------0---------3---3-----|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|
|-0--0---------------------------------|


                                     >
   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E   W.
|----------------------------------|-------|
|-12h14----------------------------|-------|
|----------12h14-------------2-----|-------|
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|-0-----|


  Wx9
|--------*|
|--------*|
|--------*|
|--------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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stevenrjackso 402 wrote on June 7 2016, 04:13 pm

This tab looks pretty accurate. For some reason the GP files seem to be based around the other text tab on bass.

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